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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Description:

Somewhat large (approximately 3 inches across). Tan base color with purple-grey markings and black/yellow/white circular patterns near wing center. Interesting feather-like antennae.

Habitat:

Found in Northeast Missouri, near mostly fruit and nut orchards, but other wooded areas are nearby

Notes:

Unfortunately, this moth was brought indoors where the photo was taken (against a sheet of copy paper for contrast)

1 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago
Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus Antheraea polyphemus


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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

gorgeous!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

Sometimes nature surprised us .... and yes one who love nature feels great when he / she save some natural creature ... good work :)

kizzay
kizzay 6 years ago

@Kranti Dhiman -- thank you! I am happy to report this moth was safely released back outdoors where it belongs :)

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

nice !

kizzay
Spotted by
kizzay

Louisiana, Missouri, USA

Lat: 39.45, Long: -91.05

Spotted on Aug 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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